Still on Interpol’s most-wanted list, Assange’s symbolic victory does little to help him avoid extradition
Posted by satyrikon στο Αυγούστου 17, 2012
Originally posted on National Post | News:
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LONDON — He’s won asylum in Ecuador, but Julian Assange is no closer to getting there.
The decision by the South American nation to identify the WikiLeaks founder as a refugee is a symbolic boost for the embattled ex-hacker. But legal experts say that does little to help him avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations.
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So how could Julian Assange escape from the Ecuadorean embassy and evade British police?
This is going to be the first thing the cornered WikiLeaks founder will have considered. Perhaps the fatal flaw to this plan is that the embassy is actually on the first floor of a building so any tunnel might attract the attention of the people housed below. The tall red-brick apartment block just behind the Harrods department store also houses the Colombian embassy and private…
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